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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 30, 2014

Dot Adams Dorothy Adams, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at a local hospital. She was the loving wife of former County Commissioner Curtis D. Adams. She was a wonderful mother to

Nan Baker

Mary Catherine "Nan" Baker, 72, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. She was a member of the

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown, 79, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home

Jack Burnett

Jack Burnett, 70, passed into heaven on Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held 3
Orsen "O.R." Crawley Jr., 94, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Erlanger Hosptial. O.R. was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of the First Baptist Church in Dayton. He was a veteran
Robert Daniels Jr., 67, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with
Martha Frances Horton Dattilo, 83, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. Services were held Sunday afternoon. She will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory Gardens. Please share memories of Martha on her online guest
Melvin Perkins Dews Sr., 73, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Chattanooga. He was a former employee of Sterchis Furniture Company and the City of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by
Robert "Don" Garrett, 86, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Saturday June 28, 2014. He served the Chattanooga Police Department for 33 1/2 years, retiring as Sergeant, and then worked

Daisy Gaugher

Rock spring
Daisy Lee Gauger, 85, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. She was a 12-year member of the
Barbara Blanton Godwin, 72, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, after a series of illnesses. She is a born-again child of God and was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church. She is survived by her
Ruth Greene, 85, a native of Holcomb, Miss., passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. She had lived in Chattanooga since 1964. She was a long time member of Silverdale Baptist Church where she

Sue Holliefield

Janet Sue Holliefield, 56, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was of the Christian faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Isie and Dollie
Calvin "C.J."Jenkins Sr., 79, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel. Family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. today, June

Laura Lindsey

Laura Lee Trundle Lindsey, 89, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she graduated from Ringgold High School in 1942, was a member of Woodstation United Methodist Church
Vera Hestermann Linz, 94, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her Hixson home. She was a faithful wife and a hard-working, gracious mother and grandmother. She participated in the body of New Salem

Betty Jo Little

Betty Jo Little, 86, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014. She was a dedicated homemaker and caregiver. Her favorite pastime was spent enjoying the company of her family. She also enjoyed collecting antiques. Betty

Yvonne McPeake

Yvonne Johnson McPeake, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side. She was a native of Pikeville, Tenn., where
Minnie Lou Petty, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence. The body will lie in state at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to
Earlene Graves Roberts, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, one week shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born July 4, 1922, to Almena Cheever Graves and Earl Elsworth Graves

John Robinson

John Clyde Robinson, 69, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was born December 25, 1944 in Murfreesboro. He was a 1962 graduate of East Ridge High
Elizabeth Whitely-Spaulding DUNLAP Elizabeth Jo Ann Whiteley-Spaulding, infant daughter of Jennifer Whiteley and Ralph Spaulding, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles
Dexter Talley Sr. passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Lawrence Marcus Watts, 67, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Madres Watts. Survivors

Billie Westbrooke

Fort oglethorpe
Willie "Billie" H. Westbrooke, 90, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Billie was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and member of Fort Oglethorpe

Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wesley Wilson, 67, of LaFayette died Saturday, June 28, 2014. He is a member of New Harvest
Annice Wooden, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Young Hee Yun, 88, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Brevard, N.C. Survivors include daughters, Nan Roberts, Kyung Sook Han, Kap Soon Kim and Mung Son Kim; son, Sang Young Kim; 13 grandchildren
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...